Trial of Black Abolitionist Papers

We are pleased to offer a trial of Black Abolitionist Papers, a primary source collection that comprehensively details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the  international impact of African American activism against slavery in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. The approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany.

We are also conducting a trial of the Black Studies Center, a cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more.

Our trial is available through December 14th. Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.

Trial of Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive, 1554-2007

We are pleased to offer a trial of The Stationers’ Company Archive, an enlightening resource for understanding the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, the establishment of legal requirements for copyright provisions and the history of bookbinding. Explore extremely rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century in this resource of research material for historians and literary scholars.

Please note that PDF downloads are not available during the trial.

Our trial is available through November 8th. Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.

Trial of Oxford Research Encyclopedias

We are pleased to offer a trial of exciting new content on Oxford Research Encyclopedias.

You may already know and love the Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs).  They offer overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. The OREs cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Take this opportunity to test drive OREs and to view the articles in these new subject areas:

American History
Religion
Latin American History
Communication
Politics

Our trial is available through October 28th.  If you have any questions, contact Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.

Video trial – The Criterion Collection

Widely considered the best of world cinema and comprising some of the most influential works of the last century, The Criterion Collection showcases the definitive versions of seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists. The trial ends 9/20. Please send feedback to Jim Holmes.

New Pauly Supplements trial

The Library is offering trial access to Brill’s New Pauly Supplements, vols 1-6. These reference works complement Reed’s current holdings of the seminal and comprehensive New Pauly resource. Users are invited to send comments to Angie Beiriger no later than April 30.

Individual titles in the series:
 1. Chronologies of the Ancient World
Lists all rulers and dynasties that made their mark on ancient history, from the Mesopotamian kings around 3000 BC to the Bishops and Patriarchs of Late Antiquity.
2. Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
An overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, and translations.
 3. Historical Atlas of the Ancient World
Covering the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD, this new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire.
  4. The Reception of Myth and Mythology
The routes and works through which the myths of Greece and Rome have passed into the cultural memory of Europe.
5. The Reception of Classical Literature
An overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from antiquity to the present.
6. History of Classical Scholarship
This dictionary charts the lives and works of more than 700 influential scholars from the 14th century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity.

Trial of Index Religiosus

The library is offering a trial of Index Religiosus Online. IRO is a reference bibliography for Theology, Religious Studies, and Church History offered in partnership with the KU Leuven and Université Catholique de Louvain. You can visit the site directly or access it via the database link on the BREPOLiS website.

The Index Religiosus

  • Replaces the bibliography of the ‘Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique’ and of the ‘Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses (Elenchus Bibliographicus)’
  • covers publications written in various European languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, etc
  • consist of some 565,000 bibliographic records
  • is updated yearly with 20,000 records
  • is OpenURL compliant
  • offers the possibility to export records in several formats (EndNOte, Refworks, Zotero, etc.)

A detailed leaflet about Index Religiosus is available for download.

Please send any feedback to Angie Beiriger by April 20, 2014.

PBS video collection trial

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service into one convenient online interface. A core of 245 titles, selected for their high quality and relevance to academic curricula, covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.

Please send any feedback to Jim Holmes.

Trial – Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Chinese Newspapers Collection
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Format:
Abstract and Index, Full Text Image

Coverage: 1832-1953

From the website – “Gain insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953 with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers. Included are critical perspectives on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China. In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate history.”

Upon completion, titles will include:

  • North China Herald (1850-1941)
  • Canton Times (1919-1920)
  • China Critic (1939-1946)
  • The China Press (1925-1938)
  • China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
  • Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
  • Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
  • Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
  • Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
  • Peking Leader (1918-1919
  • Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
  • Shanghai Times (1914-1921)

Please send any feedback to Jim Holmes

Trial – Mango online language learning

Mango is a subscription-based product available for libraries. It includes a variety of resources to help patrons learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world including –

Arabic (Egyptian)
Arabic (Levantine)
Arabic (MSA)
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Bengali
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dari
Dutch
Farsi (Persian)
Finnish
French
French (Canadian)
Scottish Gaelic
German
Greek
Greek (Ancient)
Greek (Koine)
Haitian Creole
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Kazakh
Korean
Latin
Malay
Malayalam
Norwegian
Pashto
Polish
Portuguese (Brazil)
Punjabi
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Spanish (Latin America)
Spanish (Spain)
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
Yiddish

Click here to access the trial. Please send any feedback to Jim Holmes

Trial – China Data Service

The Library has added two new products (China Census and Spatial Data Service) for trial to accompany its current China Data Statistics database. The trial will last the week of August 19. Please contact a librarian if you have a question.

The database can be accessed: http://chinadataonline.org/

1. The Online China Census Data Service, which covers:
(15) Economic census 2004
(16) Industrial census 1995
(17) Census 1982
(18) Census 1982(10%)
(19) Census 1990
(20) Census 1995(1%)
(21) Province Census 2000
(22) County Census 2000
(23) Census 2005(1%)
(24) Advanced search

2. The China Spatial Data Service (China Geo-Explorer service II):

This new service provides easy access to many time-saving, easy-to-use, and pre-formatted summary, comparison and rank reports and maps, and allows users to quickly retrieve information for any area of Mainland China, which includes: Unlimited access to demographic and business data, maps and reports for Mainland China at various administrative levels; Efficient data integration for spatial and non-spatial data (custom radii, administrative units, spatial boundaries); Quick and accurate location analysis and spatial assessment; Identify spatial patterns and trends; Generate time-saving, easy-to-use, and customized reports; Dynamic charts, tables and maps; Export to PDF, Excel, Word, or Shape files.